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CSPAN
Jan 4, 2010 10:00am EST
the american people, seized the air-traffic system, causing the united states to spend much more money on screening and personnel. suggesting again to the american people that their government cannot protect them. these are choices between bad actions. host: let's hear from one of the callers. ernest, good morning. independent line. caller: sir, i want to find out if you are one of the good cia guys. you say we are not -- you say that we are fighting an enemy that does not exist. al qaeda is a name that we gave them, they did not give it to themselves. i do not know how in tune you are with the last attempt of a terrorist attack. could you explain to the people what a false flag operation is? then i would like to know this -- during the reporting of the past terrorist attack, eyewitness accounts have been suppressed. we are talking about the well- dressed gentleman that helped the accused hijacker or bomber to get on the plane, past security, by passing it all with no passport, no identification, no visa. we are talking about the gentleman that was on the flight the entire time. host:
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2010 5:00pm EST
to establish a good relationship with the president of the united states because the united states is so a important to our vital interests, economic, security interests. they are our best ally and closest neighbor. they are our very best friend in the world as well and we should not forget that. we have established a good relationship. we have been working to align our approach is on a number of economic and environmental issues. i enjoy working with president obama. i do not envy him. his challengers are much greater than mine. they have so many more global responsibilities dain canada but the problems with the economy, health care, you name it, there frankly so much more. i do not envy his position. as i have said to my american friends, we are here to try and be helpful while protecting our own interests. >> you were recently in china. let's get your perception of the premier who seemed to give you a dressing down for taking so long to come. they are in very powerful players. when was your perception? >> we attend international summits quite regularly and i have had a chance to have
CNN
Jan 4, 2010 4:00pm EST
into this al qaeda narrative that says that islam -- the united states is at war with islam. we have to be very careful. it's that narrative that feeds the ranks and builds the ranks of al qaeda. >> reporter: this afternoon, the council on american/islamic relations said the new guidelines amount to racial profiling, though the tsa says the majority of all travelers come to the u.s. will get enhanced screening, not just those from the 14 countries named. wolf? >> do you get the sense this is just the latest step that more are on the way? >> this is definitely an evolutionary process. they want to take some steps immediately. there will be reevaluations, new intelligence that come in, and things will change, i'm sure. >> thank you, jeanne. >>> let's get to the white house where the terror threat is the president's most urgent priority. he's back from vacation. our dan lothian is standing by. dan, the president is getting some high-level briefings today, getting ready for a full-scale meeting with his top advisers tomorrow? >> reporter: he is, wolf. first of all, the president getting an update f
NBC
Jan 4, 2010 4:30am EST
stepped up security measures when flying into the united states. with global threats rapidly emerging, the list targets old foes from libya, iran, pakistan and iraq. nbc's brian mooar reports. >> reporter: passengers flying into the united states from other countries will face tougher random screenings, including full body scans. travelers from seven high-risk countries, including nigeria and yemen, will be getting full body patdowns and hands-on luggage inspections. it's the latest fall out from northwest flight 253, a plot allegedly hatched by al qaeda. >> part of something larger from al qaeda. >> reporter: on the sunday talk shows, white house coterterrrorism adviser, john brennan commied the nation's intelligence agencies had but failed to connect a series of dots. still, he insists the system wasn't broken. >> there was no smoking gun. we might have had a partial name but there was nothing that brought it altogether. >> reporter: that echo tom contain, who argues the obama administration has been distracted by heating care and other challenges. >> it's understandable but not acc
CNN
Jan 4, 2010 9:00am EST
in yemen is an organization that can reach out and touch the united states. that's a major reason general david petraeus went to yemen over the weekend and met with the president there and took messages and we are told pieces of information, and that's a direct quote from a senior u.s. official. pieces of information to president obama. the bottom line they are talking about targeting al qaeda. general petraeus made rare open remarks about yemen over the weekend. >> it's a country that has a lot of challenges. the reduction in oil production, although gas is going up, thankfully. many of the challenges of countries that are in the process of development, rugged terrain, tribal areas and so forth. and so very important, indeed, that yemen has taken the actions that it has, and indeed that not just the united states, but countries in the region, its neighbors and so forth have provided significant assistance. >> what comes next, heidi? yemen has taken actions. there will be more sharing of intelligence and more targeting information, and more training and equipping of yemenen security force
CNN
Jan 4, 2010 6:00am EST
. >>> and united states and great britain closing their embassies in yemen, citing a specific, credible ongoing threat from al qaeda. it's unclear how long the embassies will remain closed. is yemen the new front in the war on terror? we're live in dubai with our security watch this morning. >>> we begin with tough new security measures facing every passenger flying to america from 14 high-risk nations, those nations are considered sponsors of terrorism or countries of interest by the transportation security administration. the new rules take effect this morning. our homeland security correspondent jean mene meserve live. >> reporter: all passengers on flights heading into the united states will be subject to random screening, and those flying in from certain countries will be required to go through enhanced screenings, such as full-body pat-downs, carry on bag searches, full body scanning and explosive detection swabs, this according to a new security directive issued by the transportation security administration, and now in effect. the countries include those that are officially listed by the
CNBC
Jan 4, 2010 4:00pm EST
know where my money is, it's in all of the retailers here in the united states. but welcome to the "closing bell," everybody. i'm amanda drury. i'm standing in for maria bartiromo, where the dow, the s&p 500, both of them kicking off the year at 15-month highs. we'll have much more on the markets in just a moment's time. >>> first, though, our team is covering today's top stories. >> reporter: big pharma right out of the gate, but why did the stock of the company being bought take a tumble today? i'll have that story coming up. >> reporter: gives a cautious outlook on the u.s. economy and gives thanks to u.s. taxpayers. >> reporter: cable broadcasters and programmers are fighting over how much content is worth. time warner cable and noose corp may have worked out a deal but cablevision and scrips are still battling it out with hdtv and food network at stage. >> okay take a look at how we finished the day on the wall street, the final numbers, if my eyes don't servely bad low the dow is hitting 10583 with the gain of 1.5%. the nasdaq at 1.7% to the upside, 2308 is the score.
FOX News
Jan 4, 2010 3:00pm EST
it it will get a full patdown before boarding any flight to the united states. laura ingle is live at newark international airport. i was in that airport last night and flying in from the cotton bowl in texas and landed in newark and had no idea what was going on. they took our plane for a couple of hours over to a holding place and when we walked into the airport, laura, you and i travel a lot for business. i have never seen a flood of people in an airport like that in all my born days. it was so cold outside that everybody who needed to be rescreened was let inside and waiting for security. you couldn't move. it was a mess. >>> definitely looked like a night. >> well, i talked so long that we lost our satellite. jinx on you. maybe we will get it right back. the thing with that last night was and we knew it at the time when we landed we went straight to fox news.com and find out, though the pilot didn't know it, fox news.com was telling us that a man had been inside security, many of you probably heard this story but the man was inside the sterile zone and walked outside and came back. peop
MSNBC
Jan 4, 2010 3:00pm EST
not on the no-fly list. >>> new rules went into effect for travelers flying to the united states from overseas. all passengers from or traveling through 14 countries considered high-risk are to receive full body patdowns and have their carry-on luggage opened and inspected. let's bring in tom costello. the new rules took into effect today. you were detailing how intense the security was, even yourself patted down head to toe. >> i was coming in from brussels, not on the list of countries that are considered high-risk. but nonetheless, perhaps an indication of what you can expect if you're traveling from one of those countries or even with enhanced security in europe. they did a patdown from my shoulder to my toes and around my waist. they had my open up my belt. the officer literally took his hands and felt inside my jeans around my waist, only my waist, but checking to see if i was wearing anything there. once we were on the flight the captain turned off the map about halfway across the atlantic ocean and 25 minutes or so before landing, all seat belts were secured and nobody was allowed to g
MSNBC
Jan 4, 2010 6:00pm EST
on a united states bound plane for detroit, right? he's got explosives in his underwear. now we're in he path down culture. how far can we feel somebody up in an airport. dick cheney couldn't be happier about all of this, for some reason. can he be described as anything other than gloating? that's where cheney is. he claims the criticism comes from reading the national security brefs and knowing how many threats are out there against the united states. what a bunch of bull. here are cheney's own words. why doesn't president obama want to admit we're at war, cheney says? because if he does it -- because it doesn't fit with what seems to be a goal of his presidency. social transformation, the restructuring of american society. think about that. social transformation, restructuring of america society. folks, you know what that is? that is tea party talk, is what that is. obama's domestic policy agenda has absolutely nothing to do with a guy going through airport security in amsterdam. but cheney is, again, going after the president of the united states with his old pack particulars, attacking ba
HLN
Jan 4, 2010 6:00am EST
people flying into the united states will face tough new security measures. the tsa saying enhanced screening will focus on people flying through countries of interest such as yemen, pakistan and nigeria. the enhanced techniques include full-body patdowns, body scans and thorough searches of carry-on luggage. >>> 2010, as we were saying, good morning to you earlier, it has turned out already fairly deadly for the united states and its allies in afghanistan. nato saying four u.s. service members died in a roadside bomb yesterday. a british soldier was killed in a separate explosion. last year was the bloodiest for coalition forces since the war in afghanistan started. 514 service members died. united states has started deploying 30,000 more troops to fight the taliban. >>> look at this image that we found hanging off a building in former president jimmy carter's hometown of plains, georgia. witnesses told affiliate walb it's an effigy of president obama with a rope around its neck. and one person says it had a sign with the president's name on it. the secret service is now investigat
WETA
Jan 4, 2010 5:30pm EST
screening, including full body scning and pat-towns before flyg to the unit states. meanwhile in yemen, veral other untries restrict public access to their embassies today joinin the uted states andbritain. in night's lead focus, we have more on the situati in yem from our gman partner. >> reporter: cement barriers block access to the u.s. embassy which habeen clos indefitely. u.s. natiol security adviser jo brennan said the closure waa response to threats from al qaeda. >> i looked at the intelligence that's available asar as the plans for al qaeda to carry out attacks, possibly against r emssy, psibly against u.s. personnel. cided it was the prudenthing do to shut the embassy but we're working very closely th the yemeni authority to address the reats out this. it just demonstrates thatal qaeda is detmined to carry out these attacks and we're deteined to thwart those attack >> reporter: yem is oneof the orest and most pitically unstle countries in the middle east. in recentyears, ithas become a breeding ound for terroris. s. officials believe they re thinld failed tempt bring down de
CBS
Jan 4, 2010 4:30am EST
to the united states. >>> security scare. newark airport locked down for hours after an unknown man slipped past the screening check point. >> as you can see, absolute chaos. >>> and touching the sky. dwarfing the competition, the world's tallest building open for business. this is the cbs morning news for for business. this is the cbs morning news for monday, january 4th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm michelle gielan. this morning the obama administration is instituting new security measures for all passengers flying in to the united states. and passengers from 14 nations will be subject to particularly intense screenings. tara mergener is this washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, these international travelers will be facing new scrutiny now. the tsa calls it a major step forward. starting came, all travelers who want to get into the u.s. will have to play by tough new security rules. but people flying from nations considered to be sponsors of terrorism or other countries of interest will see the biggest changes
WHUT
Jan 4, 2010 7:00am EST
into the united states face much tougher security measures. all travelers from 14 countries deemed a security risk can expect full body searches. this is one week after a failed attempt to blow up an american airliner. >> the extra security measures are targeted and highly visible. all passengers that fly from countries considered to pose a threat to the u.s. will be given full body pat downs, and ham luggage will be searched. four of those countries are on the list of sponsors of terrorism. three others are deemed to be of interest. they include cuba, nigeria, sudan, yemen, iran, syria, and pakistan. the white house has come under intense pressure to improve airport security in the wake of the failed bomb plot on christmas day. >> it is not that the system is broken, but there are ways to improve the system to make sure we can put together the various pieces of information in a way that allows us to stop every terrorist. >> the nigerian national boarded a plane bound for detroit. the explosives were allegedly sown into his underwear. they went undetected. there's no guarantee the new measures wou
WHUT
Jan 4, 2010 6:30pm EST
-- mourning, and they are grieving for their son, now in detention in the united states. they are grieving for what he attempted to do -. but, in fact, the alleged bomber's father, seen here, did take serious steps to try to rein in his son, who he thought was being radicalized during a state in yemen. a nigean intelligence agency and the american embassy in nigeria was told by yemen about his concerns. surprisingly, neither seems to have taken his warnings seriously enough. the vast majority of well- meaning nigerians will be appalled, but under the new regulations, and their country comes under the same category as a failed state, such as somalia. there are some doing entirely legitimate business with the united states and the rest of the world, but welmeaning nigerians also note that the man who attempted to blow up that claim held and nigerian passport. there is a reaction to the united states. >> we feel that we do not deserve that. it is not representative of 115 million nigerians. he was not trained in nigeria. it was outside of this country. generally, nigerians do not have terrori
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2010 12:00am EST
on television or online. >> i should have made that clear. what people see here in the united states is just a very small portion of what you do. >> that's right. primary question is different than the rest. it does give you a flavor of the -- of the competitive nature of parliamentary debate. and the way two sides line up against each other in a kind of face-off. and -- the -- it is different from most of the european parliaments most of which ra are in hemi cycles and a speaker play read a speech. and usually it is a small number of people. the -- the commons is -- is, has very different style to that. about you're in the -- here in the united states, the house wept on -- went on television before the united states senate. some said at that point in time it was because the house was on television that the senate finally went on television. in your case, the house of lords was already on television. is that correct? >> that's right. the lords had been televised for four or fine years beforehand. and i think the same could be said to apply. i think it just became very difficult for m.p.'s, a
FOX News
Jan 4, 2010 11:00am EST
to the united states and the obama administration argues by keeping it open it's not only a propaganda tool but a tool that al-qaeda and its various allyies -- although is used to encourage attacks on the united states like the kind on christmas day. the united states says it's committed to closing guantanamo but the timeline is more extended than the president originally hoped. he originally set a january 10 meeting, as the deadline but it's clear it will not be closed before 2011 at the earlier. jon: i know the administration doesn't like the phrase war on terror but if there is a war on terror going on, yemen seems to be the new front, is that right? >> it is a newer front, as far as public perception. the administration would argue it has been focused on yemen since it arrived here, as was the bush administration to a certain degree. david petraeus, head of central command, was on yemen on saturday, john brennan told chris wallace he had been twice this year and yes, the administration is trying to beef up its counterterrorism to the yemeni government. one concession, if the united stat
CNN
Jan 4, 2010 1:00pm EST
. >> as of now, all passengers on flights headed into the united states will be subject to random screening, not the intensive screening that's been in place since christmas day. those flying from certain countries or with passports from those countries will be required to go through enhanced screening that could include full body pat-downs, scanning and explosive detection swabs. this according to a new directive and now in effect. the countries include those that are listed by the state department as sponsoring terrorism -- cuba, iran, sudan and syria. the other countries were chosen because of concerns particularly about al qaeda affiliates. they are afghanistan, algeria, iraq, lebanon, libya, nigeria, pakistan and yemen. pilots on in-bound flights can prevent passengers from keeping pillows and blankets in their laps and to limit movement in the cabin. the president's top counter terrorism adviser fanned out across the talk shows sunday to say though there were lapses in sharing intelligence prior to attempted christmas attack there is no smoking gun. he rejected comparisons to the fail
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2010 12:30am EST
the house of representatives scheduled in the united states, we'll bring this first question time when the -- when the first prime minister's question time one week from today on the 28th of november that is scheduled. and we thank you very much for coming by. we're going to keep you here as much of the afternoon as we can to help us fill in the spaces where the american audience and us play not understand. right now let's go back to the house of commons. >> second speeches over the years. and that research revealed that during the last parliament, there were two other members of the class of 1983 with similar majorities to my own, who seconded the loyal address. at the subsequent general election both of them lost their seats. [laughter] now, mr. speaker, the pat tron of secretary a marvel of kindness and courtesy and although i must tell him i got his message loud and clear, the return to the house of my honorable friend the member for the forest, who was one of those seconders is proven that there is political life after political death. our political life mr. speaker has been -- ar
FOX News
Jan 4, 2010 2:00am EST
to stop it? >> we were trying to stop bringing gitmo detainees to the united states but in the last bill that was passed the majority removed that constraint. we have 40 members of our party in the senate and a number of democrats who want to work with us. i hope that we might be able to do that. but i think the bush administration has been shown to have made a mistake. i hope the obama administration will learn from that and not continue to commit the same mistake. >> chris: let's talk about another i suspect you will say it as mistake. did you think it was a mistake to charge abdulmutallab as a criminal defendant? >> clearly. as you said in your interview as soon as he got a lawyer, he lawyered up. now, they may be able to negotiate over a period of months or years some kind of deal in which he gives them some information but we have the ability or had the ability in the previous administration to interrogate detainees following the laws and the constitution, not torturing them, but getting information from them. and this man, abdulmutallab probably has more insight into possible other
CBS
Jan 4, 2010 5:00am EST
for the united states. coming up on 5:26. here is angie . >> gwoks wparkway, clear. another chec ( music, toasters popping ) ♪ mmm... hot fudge sundae. ♪ ooh! frosted blueberry?!? ♪ over 25 flavors of kellogg's pop-tarts®. and they're all for fun and fun for all. pop-tarts®. made for fun™. >>> after two years at the helm of the redskins, we expect officially to hear in the next few hours that coach jim zorn has been fired. welcome back. we have news for a few students out there. there are delayed school openings because of the very cold weather. in maryland, allegheny and merit conditions are two hours late. in virginia, these schools one hour late, and in west virginia, these are starting two hours late. berkley, grant, hardy, jefferson, mineral, morgan counties again on two hour delay. howard person seen here with me, angie governor here. we wish you a happy new year. first full week of the new year. frigid start. will the sun be shining? >> we may see a few flurries and snow showers. in case you haven't had enough in the month of december, we will try to get it going in ja
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2010 12:00pm EST
in the financial sector and in the united states is well known. typically the problem is some kind of oversight, even the attempted bomber on christmas and the national security problems we have had for the last few years. regulation that is required or needed to be overlooked -- needed could be overlooked. thank you. host: the vice chairman of the fed spoke at the conference in atlanta. in "the financial times" they reported, "the fed has been working internally for months on how, when the time comes, they would put an end to the exceptionally loose monetary policy adopted since 2008. that exit strategy is delicate for economic reasons, not least the $100 billion in excess reserves formed by the fed's massive increase to the size of its balance sheet. the fed has taken pains to emphasize that the proof -- preparation does not indicate an imminent change in strategy, as recover -- recovery remains anemic." md., -- excuse me, california. democratic line. gary. hello there. caller: basically what i believe is that this is simpler and i wanted to touch on something, historic leading interest rates
CNN
Jan 4, 2010 11:00am EST
will be affected by this. >> as of now, all passengers on flights heading into the united states will be subject to random screening, not the mandatory intensive screening that has been in place since christmas day. but those flying in with passports will be required to go through enhanced screening. that could include full-body patdowns, full-body scanning and explosive detection swabs. issued by the transportation security administration and now in effect. the countries include those who are officially listed by the state department as sponsoring terrorism. the other countries were chosen because of concerns particularly about al qaeda affiliates. they are afghanistan, algeria, iraq, lebanon, libya, nigeria, pakistan, saudi arabia, somalia, and yemen. in addition, pilots on inbound flights will have the discretion to prevent passengers from keeping pillows and blankets in their laps and to limit movement in the cabin. >> the president fanned out across the talk shows on sunday to say although there were lapses and errors in sharing intelligence prior to the attempted christmas attack, there is
CNN
Jan 3, 2010 10:00pm EST
for the united states and the west. the u.s. government today close its embassy in yemen's capital citing the possibility of terrorist violence. britain has shut down its embassy as well. president obama's assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism explained the decision on cnn's "state of the union." >> i spoke with our ambassador in yemen, ambassador sesh, both this morning as well as last night, and there are indications that al qaeda is planning to carry out an attack against a target inside of sanaa, possibly our embassy, and what we do is to take every measure possible to ensure the safety of our diplomats and citizens abroad. so the decision was made to close the embassy. we're working very closely with the yemeni government on taking the proper security precautions. >> as we've been reporting, u.s. centcom commander general david petraeus was in yemen just yesterday for talks with that country's president. >>> the u.s. embassy is in the capital of sanaa. the ambassador is steven seche, a career foreign service officer who's been with the state department for nearly 30 ye
MSNBC
Jan 4, 2010 4:00pm EST
, where abdulmutallab is from, and yemen, where he told the united states authorities he was trained by al qaeda operatives. also on the list, iraq, afghanistan, pakistan and saudi arabia. plus, iran, syria, sudan and cuba considered state sponsors of terrorism. chuck shumer said if officials in those countries do not do their part in screening for threats, u.s. carriers should not fly there. >> the terrorists are smart. they know where security is good. they know where security is lax. and of course, they seek the weakest link. >> joining us from washington is nbc's tom costello. tom, let me ask you, have you heard any reaction from the comments made by senator schumer, especially from the airline industry? >> no, not yet. let's keep in mind that the airlines themselves have been pressing for tough security over the years. this is not like the airlines want to go without security. they want tough security. it's their passengers, their crews and their aircraft that are in danger. let's make one point very clear for people. we're talking about these 14 countries. as we mentioned, they inclu
MSNBC
Jan 4, 2010 5:00pm EST
innocent men, women and children must know that the united states will do more than simply strengthen our defenses. we will continue to use every element of our national power to disrupt, to dismantle and defeat the violent extremists who threaten us, whether they're from afghanistan or pakistan, yemen, or somalia. or anywhere, where they are plotting attacks against the u.s. homeland. >> john brennan, a civil servant the other day, risked his life over in saudi arabia, michael. coming out and saying the president he works with every day shows tremendous zeal in trying to track down the enemy and fight the al qaeda we're fighting. he said so many times. what gets to me is dick cheney has attacked the president for wanting to try this guy in court and letting him have a lawyer. when that's exactly what the bush administration did with the shoe bomber. they allowed him to lawyer up, if you will. and now they're attacking obama for doing the identical thing. >> i think that the complaint that cheney raised in that incident, former vice president cheney, because i do respect the man. again, t
FOX News
Jan 4, 2010 6:00am EST
and the reason he brought it to the attention of mr. brennan was because they felt that the united states was not paying enough attention to the country of yemen and the threats there. >> so much about the story that we continue to dissect this morning including how this particular underwear bomber should be tried. should he be an enemy combatant or tried in criminal courts. in criminal courts he is given rights afforded to all of us as u.s. citizens. it was debated with chris wallace on his sunday show. >> let me ask you specifically. after abdulmutallab got lawyered up, did he stop talking? >> i'm not going to address what he did before or after he was -- talked with his lawyer. we got information and we continued to have opportunities to do that. >> why not treat him? you certainly have the right. still have the right to treat him as an enemy combatant. why not do that. if he has more actionable intelligence about future attacks and you say there is a real possibility of that, doesn't the president have the responsibility to do everything legal he can to get that information? >> and th
FOX News
Jan 4, 2010 4:00pm EST
frankly the united states will be safe and needs to be safe and this administration will do whatever it takes. >> this view that we don't call it war on terror and we look at enemy combatants or rephrase the national priorities to be domestic ones and not advocating going to war with any one, preemptively or otherwise, that maybe with the best of intentions here and maybe even assuming the purist of heart what the president has done is provided opportunities for bad guys? >> well, right now, neil, this administration came in with a mind set that it felt like national security issues and the war on terror should be downgraded. they didn't want to discuss them. >> right. >> they wanted a policy of engagement throughout the world. if we extend the hand of welcome they will learn that we are good people and we will do that. i think we are learning, quite frankly, around the world whether it is with al-qaeda, venezuela, iran, that we have extended the hand and guess what, it has been bitten on numerous occasions and quite frankly the american people are beginning to get a little more conc
FOX
Jan 4, 2010 5:00am EST
involving united states and europe. we have intel settling with competitors, appealing the fine in europe, fighting off both state antitrust officials in new york and other states that may join and now the ftc with an administration complaint. >> so administration complaint means it will not be going to a jury, it is just decided within the system, correct? >> first step is, ftc has brought a case under section five of the federal trade commission act alleging allegint intel does is an unfair method of competition it goes an administration law judge and either side can appeal at the federal level. >> looking ahead to between is there a likelihood this will be settled or this case will drag throughout the year? >> it is hard to say, the case has just started but intel looks like they're trying to resolve all of their legal issues by settling with competitors, depends if they can settle with the european union. if they can, they should be able to settle with the federal trade commission. they're not seeking a fine, it is not permitted under the ftc act, there is no jail time, it is not a cr
WETA
Jan 4, 2010 6:00pm EST
leitimate business th the united states andhe rest of the world, but well-meanin nigerians also note that the man who tempted to blow up that claim held and nigeri passport. there is reaction to the united states. >> we feel thawe do not deserve that. it not representative of 15 million nigeans. he was not trained in nigea. it was outside of this country. gerally,nigerns do not have terrort sentiments. >> on the reets, the i oad agreement. >> it could happen in geria. it could happen awhere else. >> i feel terrib about i. >> what was aost a tragedy for early 300 pssengers and ew on board a fght into detroit has now become aew problem for t people of nigeria. they pbably will not mind the extraecurity at airports so mu as delaymany of them now fear they will have in gting visas go abroad. nigeriis a country that lis and breathes with its business connections. some of those cnections may foa while become more fficult. bbc news >> now, in the past, presidential elections havetorn ukraine apart. the nextote in the next few eks could produce moreplits. the country ha had aurbulent relat
PBS
Jan 4, 2010 5:30pm EST
to you. security has been tightened for thousands of passengers flying to the united states. from more than one dozen countries. the christmas-day at 10 by a nigerian man has had far reaching consequences -- the christmas day attempt. countries including at the sudan and yemen and pakistan now face fall by the scans and pat downs. >> president obama has returned from holiday to face a wave of issues. >> we are conducting an internal review. the president has called for a whlole of government review, based on what we know now. >> this is the scene at one of the busiest airports. there was one man who went into a secure area. thousands of passengers had to go through security all over again. flights were grounded. the man was not fast. >> so we can all go back through. as you can see, it is an absolute chaos. >> be more security, as far as i am concerned, the better -- the more security. >> they patted me down, and they literally did it a full body, -- did a full body, legs and everything. i had just not seen that before. >> iran, syria, sudan, and cuba. kenmore, including afghanistan, n
ABC
Jan 3, 2010 11:00pm EST
. >>> in the meantime, uncle sam is issuing new security rules for all airlines flying into the united states. passengers will be subjected to body screens and pat downs. the security administration says that they are starting tomorrow. all passengers can also expect extra scrutiny on random flights. >>> the biggest hole is that people get on board. they have pollings. we should not get on the airplanes without going through the secondary screening. >> tsa as they pull but for more use in the united states and adding air marshals to the international flights. >>> just today, a man skirting through the airport in new jersey and police are looking for them. authorities say that the man walked through the screening check point into the secure check point for them. and flights have been grounded and passengers are being rescreened. police are looking at surveillance tapes to try to identify that man. >>> yes, the ravens clinch their wild card playoff spots with the win against the oakland raiders today. it was the show out here as they ran for the career high, 157 yards and three touchdowns, lead
CSPAN
Jan 3, 2010 9:30pm EST
their own minds because they're at the moment in a vacuum. >> in the united states, there are a variety of books that can be bought or received regarding background on members. we thought we would go through the ones that are available here. one is, if you want to go the expensive route, dodge companion. you could get it on an address that you will see at the bottom of the screen. it has pictures and background and more extensive version. i'm going to go ahead and drop this one and then show you another one, which is called the m.p.'s chart. it is done by a gentlemen by the name of andrew roth. you could see that address at the bottom of the screen, it is from parliamentary profiles and it is more of a lighthearted look at members of parliament and how they work. finally the cheapest one was one called parliamentary companion. which you can get from the street here in london. you could buy that for 4.95 pounds. you could write to the altracis at the bottom of the screen if you could get one of these so you could more easily watch members of parliament in -- and learn more about them. wh
MSNBC
Jan 4, 2010 1:00pm EST
france has joined the united states and great britain in closing their embassies in yemen amidst reportsative new strike against suspected al qaeda targets in yemen. meanwhile, new restrictions on flights back here in the united states, including 14 countries labeled by the state department as prone to terrorism. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams, and president of good harbor consulting roger cressey. in new york, michael sheehan, all joining us. first to you, pete. what's happening right now? the latest information and what it means for air travelers, in particular. >> the latest information is that airports around the world are slow to follow this new rule which went into effect at midnight last night. it says all passengers who are from or who are traveling through this dozen or so countries that are considered high risk must undergo secondary screening. they must either be patted down or go through one of these full-body imaging screenings and their carry on luggage must be fully inspected. they have to open it up and look at it. more random screening where they'll
ABC
Jan 4, 2010 3:35am EST
the united states embassy has been closed for security reasons and the british embassy closed as well. what can you tell us about the intelligence? >> looked at the intelligence that's available as far as the plans for al qaeda to carry out attacks possibly defense our embassy, possibly against u.s. personnel. decided it was the prudent thing to do to shut the embassy. we're working very closely with the yemeni authorities to address the threat that's out there. again it just demonstrates that al qaeda is determined to carry out these attacks and we're determined to thwart these attacks. >> there's a live threat, there's an active threat? >> there is. al qaeda has several hundred members in yemen and they've grown in strength. that's why from the first day of this administration we've focud on yemen. i've traveled out to yemen twice to talk to the president. in fact, this past week. we're continuing this dialogue. we've provided equipment training, we're cooperating very closely. >> there's a report that the british and the united states are now setting up counterterrorism police force in y
CNN
Jan 4, 2010 1:00am EST
. and mark and lynn, thank you very much. increasingly there is a concern for the united states and the west. >>> the u.s. government closed the embassy siting the possibility of terrorist violence. president obama is insistent for homeland security and counterterrorism. >> i spoke with the ambassador and both this morning as well as last night, there are indications that al qaeda is planning to carry out attacks against suddam. and what we do is take every measure possible to ensure the safety of our diplomats and citizens abroad. the decision was made to work closely on taking precautions. >> as we've been reporting, general david petraeus was in yemen yesterday with talks. the u.s. embassy, the ambassador, a career for are ren service officer been with the state department for nearly 30 years. the sneeds for u.s. citizens is vees sas and passports. and let's talk about these national security measures. during this debate, the obama administration, again, criticized very strongly. where do they stand as far as accountability here? did they drop the ball here? >> it's just like going back t
MSNBC
Jan 4, 2010 2:00am EST
here to the united states. but i think those body scanners and other things need to be part of this. >> would those scanners have detected the level of petn that abdulmutallab was carrying? >> i think it's unknown. but i think it would have enhanced our potential for actually identifying it. >> why is he being treated as an enemy combatant instead of a criminal? >> we're a country of laws and what we're going to do is make sure that we treat each individual case appropriately. in the past richard reed, the former shoe bomber, all of them were charged in criminal courts, were sentenced in some cases to life imprisonment. we have tools available whether it's enemy combatant or charge them criminally. we look at the cases and in this case decided it was best to charge them criminally. >> would there be additional intelligence that could be gleaned by making him an enemy combatant? do you believe whatever you are learning from him was the christmas day plot part of something larger from al qaeda and the arain bran peninsula? >> we have different ways of obtaining information. a lot of p
CBS
Jan 3, 2010 7:00pm EST
and the amount of assets managed by u.b.s. in the united states out of switzerland. >> kroft: and that was how much? >> birkenfeld: that was 19,000 clients and around 20 billion swiss francs, which is about $19 billion. >> kroft: of the percentage of american accounts that you represented, how many would you say were trying to evade taxes? >> birkenfeld: my own clients? >> kroft: uh-huh. >> birkenfeld: i would say about 90%. >> kroft: did people tell you this was their intention when they opened an account? >> birkenfeld: it was the unwritten rule. you didn't have to discuss it. people wouldn't fly all the way to switzerland to open accounts just because they wanted to declare their money. >> kroft: and as a private banker for u.b.s., birkenfeld would help his clients invest, spend and move their money. one example he told us about involved withdrawing cash from a customer's account, buying some diamonds in geneva, and then smuggling them into the u.s. for the client inside a toothpaste tube. birkenfeld claimed it was legal because the diamonds, he said, were worth less than $10,000 and didn't
FOX News
Jan 4, 2010 1:00pm EST
. that is the tallest building in the united states. meantime this graphic shows some worldwide perspective. the willis tower may be the tallest in the u.s., but taiwan has the second largest skyscraper. some fun facts. here is fun facts about the burj. it has 57 elevators. that foundation research you clocking in at 900 feet. and over 28,000 glass panels were used on the tower's exterior. pretty fancy. martha: and dangerously low temperatures causing troubles in the united states. deep freeze is even hitting the deep south right now. take a look at the snow-covered roads. fayetteville, arkansas. they are hoping that maybe they will get -- a pretty town. hoping they will get into the 20's. even more snow. rick leventhal is outside our studios. quite comfortable i would imagine. >> actually warmer than 31 degrees. north dakota, it is 35 below. so i feel for those folks. some cold weather caused some problems. in indianapolis right now it is 19 degrees. feels like 6. 1:00 this morning it was 14 degrees. a fire broke out in a restaurant. the texas roadhouse restaurant. when firefighters arrived they could
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2010 5:00pm EST
of -- my question. why is it that the united states does not want to talk about israel? or the people or our politicians do not want to talk about israel in the forefront? and my comments are this. when the country was very young, you mention also about the oil. and other callers have mentioned oil. the -- our country almost was built on oil and gold. and appalachians and other areas. what happened? and why can it not be resurrected now? >> guest: well, the easiest root to buy it from the arabs and other things at home. i think we need to be more careful on israel. israel in my mind at least has every right to do what it needs to do to defend itself and preserve itself. nately, including that. however, we have no interest in the israelis and palestinians. that is a religious war in which we have no stake. why do we not talk about that? there are many crops that are extraordinarily influential in funding. i lost a job last year simply because i said that i suspect mr. obama would maintain traditional u.s. policy toward i suspected mr. obama would maintain traditional u.s. policy toward
CNBC
Jan 4, 2010 12:00pm EST
with the united states trade representatives office have been very vigorous and very vigilant in enforcing our trade axwreemts with china. when we enter into agreement was china to allow chinese goods to come into the united states and american goods to go into china, we do so on the promise that both sides will abide by various conditions. and it is unfair for american companies if chinese companies are not abiding by those conditions. so we have increased our enforcement efforts and the sanctions against any and all goods and services coming from all countries, including china that do not abide by the rules. >> mr. secretary, there's some people out there that say that we are a little bit behind the eight-ball because china owns so much of our debt, they own so much in terms of u.s. dollar investments, that we cannot get tough with them because they might dump some of those investments. and others take the other side of this and say, you know what, they have no choice but to hold those things. if they dumb the securities, they lose out and we should be tougher. which one is it? >> well, i re
FOX News
Jan 3, 2010 7:00pm EST
to the united states from at least half a dozen countries that are considered high risk for terrorism. enhanced screening measures set to take effect as of midnight tonight. more on that in just a moment, but it comes just over a week after the failed bombing on a detroit bound flight and now, the president's top anti-terror advisors saying there was, quote, no smoking gun that could have alerted officials to the plot. the suspect is 23-year-old umar farouk abdul mutallab. he remains in federal custody. accused of trying to set off an explosive on flight 253. and yemen, where they're thought to have trained and armed him. the united states and united kingdom shutting down their embassies citing a terror threat from an al-qaeda affiliate. we have team coverage for you. laura ingle is standing by with a report on new security guidelines from the tsa and steve centanni live from hawaii as president obama gets set to address the terror plot once he returns to washington. but first to malini wilkes live in washington. good evening, malini. >> good evening, julie. today, road blocks are set up outsid
FOX News
Jan 4, 2010 6:00pm EST
headed to the united states. bret? >> bret: major garrett live on the north lawn. thank you. if you were traveling out of the country anytime soon, you will notice changes, because of the attempted bombing a week-and-a-half ago. correspondent laura ingle report a lot of people are nevertheless on edge at the airport. >> just hours after the tsa announced the new security guidelines, a terrific scare at newark liberty national airport. when an unknown man slipped in the terminal through exit lane in security. airport officials locked down one of the the nation's busiest airports and were forced to rescreen every passenger inside terminal "c." the new tsa guidelines that went into effect at midnight sunday are changing a lot of routines for international travelers. passengers who have citizenship in countries, the state department considered state sponsors of terrorism like cuba and iran, and those deemed countries of interest such as afghanistan, iraq and pakistan will have to pass through enhanced screening before flying to the u.s. that means full body pat-downs. a check of carry-on llu
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